§ CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the advisability of granting to the various sections of organised Government workers employed under the War Department the same facilities of approach to the Secretary of State for War as were granted to 968 the postal employees by the Duke of Norfolk when Postmaster-General.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. ARNOLD-FORSTER,) Belfast, W.
Government employees have full freedom of access to their superiors, and are able to bring to their notice any points they desire to have considered. I can give no general undertaking to receive deputations, but if any special circumstances make me consider it desirable, I shall be prepared to consider such applications for a deputation received through the regular channels.